UEFA ‘mess up’ Champions League draw in Man Utd ball blunder

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UEFA had to redraw a Champions League draw following a mix-up with the balls.

Manchester United were drawn to face Villarreal in the last-16 of the competition, but this was not possible due to the two clubs having played in the same group.

In an embarrassing turn of events, UEFA drew it again and Villarreal were drawn against Premier League champions Manchester City.

United are set to face French giants Paris Saint-Germain next instead.

The Red Devils topped 'Group F' ahead of Villarreal by one point, finishing on a respectable 11 in total.

They beat Unai Emery's side in both of their group stage match-ups as Cristiano Ronaldo netted two across the two fixtures.

Ralf Rangnick would have welcomed the possibility of playing the Spanish club again but will instead face the man who was linked to the Man United job following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking in Mauricio Pochettino.

PSG progressed through a difficult 'Group A' that included Man City, with the two teams winning one fixture apiece.

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The most recent of those was a thrilling 2-1 victory for Pep Guardiola's side at the Etihad in which a Kylian Mbappe opener was cancelled out by goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

The two other English clubs in the competition, Chelsea and Liverpool, had more favourable draws than their Premier League rivals.

Last year's Champions League winners Chelsea will play last season's Ligue 1 winners Lille.

Meanwhile 2019 champions Liverpool are set to face Austrian side RB Salzburg, with forwards Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino returning to play their former side.

  • Champions League
  • Manchester United FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • PSG FC
  • Ralf Rangnick
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

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